The Expendables 3

 The 399th Film I have seen in theaters…

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100 Million for the budget. 16 million opening weekend. Regardless of my opinion, this is the last Expendables picture.

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The Expendables break Wesley Snipes out of prison. lol. They then do a job and Mel Gibson is unveiled as the villain of the piece. The team breaks up, Sly finds a younger group to go after Mel, they get captured. Old team reunites to save the kids. Pretty much it.

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There’s a lot of them lol. All deliver hammy acting. The bright spots were:

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Antonio Banderas is the primary comedy relief in the film, and he very nearly steals the movie. I could watch a whole film on this character.

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Mel Gibson, despite his antics, is still a star. He chews through every scene with relish. He is just as a great a villain as he ever was a hero.

It’s not a very good movie, but it is enjoyable enough. There is some stunningly bad dialogue in this, maybe 25% of the jokes work, and most of those are by Banderas. Probably the best of the Expendables films. Take from that what you will.

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